There are a lot of social gatherings ahead. Office parties, family get-togethers and hanging out with friends (both your current friends and the ones you see when you head back to your hometown). What are you going to wear? You should aim to look festive but not goofy. That means no ugly sweaters, no antlers and maybe we should all agree to just forget about mistletoe this year. Here are a few suggestions. Consider it your holiday packing list.
Get Dressed Up
For fancy affairs or Moms who casually mention, "no jeans, honey." A luxe, textural sweater and maybe a jacket with a subtle but seasonal check. Rugged lug-soled boots keep it all from looking too perfectly polished.
1) Checked woven blazer,
$475 by Freemans Sporting Club
2) Swiss-made watch, $300 by Tissot
3) Cap-toe lug sole boots,
$189 by Johnston & Murphy
4) Herringbone stretch trousers,
$158 by Bonobos
5) Aran knit sweater, $275 by Beams Plus
Keep It Casual
For easygoing family dinners, laid-back parties or drinks at your hometown bar. A graphic sweater and a playful Polo Bear cap paired with your favorite jeans and sneakers. Top it off with long coat.
1) Air Max 90 Ultra, $160 by Nike
2) Camel coat, $199 by Zara
3) Polo Bear ski cap,
$35 by Polo Ralph Lauren
4) Needle washed jeans,
$198 by Levi's Made & Crafted
5) Intarsia sweater, $219.13 by Cordings
In Warmer Climates
The holidays can be uncomfortable enough. Look festive without overheating. A not-too-heavy flannel shirt adds some wintery style you can wear even if it's sunny and 65 out. Roll the sleeves and layer it over an easy T-shirt. Don't forget some smart looking shades.
1) Midnight flannel shirt, $79.50 by J.Crew
2) Tortoise sunglasses,
$55 / $46.98 by Sunski
3) Suede chukkas, $145 by Astorflex
4) Stretch-cotton twill chinos, $160 by NN07
5) Slub cotton T-shirt, $28 by Buck Mason